- Steven & Andrea Barber
“Breeding and raising quality Icelandic horses takes a huge emotional and financial commitment. Because of this, deciding where to send young horses for their initial training can be an agonizing decision. After careful consideration we chose Gudmar for two of our promising young mares and could not have been more pleased. Gudmar took the time with both to train them as true riding horses – not just machines that run up and down and around a track. He was always easy to contact during the training process for detailed updates and even long after our mares have been home he has continued to be extremely accessible and helpful with anything we need. Our mares returned home well trained, fit, responsive, supple and just plain fun to ride – ready to perform in the show ring as well as serve as pleasure riding horses out on the trail. But most important to us they returned with open, willing, and very positive attitudes towards people and working.
It is really this attitude that to us speaks volumes about the training and care that our horses received with Gudmar. Whether you are looking for a trainer to begin your horse’s initial training, to tune up your older horse, or to polish your own riding skills we can without hesitation highly recommend Gudmar Petursson. In him you will find both an experienced horseman and a great friend.”